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AIWB....am I gonna shoot the boys off?

This is a discussion on AIWB....am I gonna shoot the boys off? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SpringerXD My take on this topic: 1. A gun is a mechanical device. 2. Any mechanical device can malfunction. 3. Human beings ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    My take on this topic:

    1. A gun is a mechanical device.
    2. Any mechanical device can malfunction.
    3. Human beings are not infallible.

    For the above reasons, I refuse to carry AIWB.

    We can do everything possible to minimize the risk of a firearm malfunction, but at the end of the day, nothing is guaranteed. Very unlikely things happen at times. Ever heard the term "freak accident?" Well, if one one of those extremely rare, almost impossible accidents were to actually happen, you just shot yourself in a VERY unpleasant and potentially deadly place.

    And we're not only talking about mechanical breakdowns here. Have you ever had one of those rare incidents where, for whatever reason, you did something differently than the way you had done it literally tens of thousands of times before? It happens to everyone sooner or later.

    I'm not criticizing those who carry AIWB, just stating that I won't do so for the above reasons.
    Yup you take your chances. Personally it's the only way I have carried for the last couple of years, dont even own any other holsters that aren't for AIWB.
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    There's a lot of different ways to mitigate risk with AIWB or any mode of carry. Sadly very few are willing to believe that they are capable of making a mistake and will never perform adequate operational risk management of their methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    There's a lot of different ways to mitigate risk with AIWB or any mode of carry. Sadly very few are willing to believe that they are capable of making a mistake and will never perform adequate operational risk management of their methods.
    That's sort of where I was coming from. We're creatures of habit and we get complacent after doing something repetitive for a while.

    If I were to have an ND while carrying IWB, the round *should* miss my body entirely in the position and cant I normally use.
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    It's just plain uncomfortable for me when sitting and bending over. Yes, I feel like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    It's just plain uncomfortable for me when sitting and bending over. Yes, I feel like...
    /\The Feels

    The reality....

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    I hated the idea for most of my carry life. Now, after searching for best gun and holster (for my personal comfort level) I carry a 642 AIWB more than any other handgun/holster combo although often have a second small gun as well.
    Here is my take on this: Does it involve added risk? Yes
    Is it the very best for discreet draw and fast draw? For me, Yes
    Best driving access? Yes
    Best retention? Yes
    Most comfortable except jacket pocket carry? Yes, for me it beats anything carried on my side or slapping my thigh in a pocket.

    Here are my mitigation steps: Not elimination of risk steps.
    My carry has a 12 pound trigger
    My holster has very snug retention and completely covers the trigger tightly.
    I always holster with my off hand tilting the holster away from me and look and feel it into the holster. No need to holster fast or blind.
    I will not carry a light triggered firearm AIWB. Light to me is under 10 pounds for AIWB.
    Inspect my holster regularly for any signs of fatigue cracks or hardware failures.
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    I get it that many hate this method because I have been there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    I hated the idea for most of my carry life. Now, after searching for best gun and holster (for my personal comfort level) I carry a 642 AIWB more than any other handgun/holster combo although often have a second small gun as well.
    Here is my take on this: Does it involve added risk? Yes
    Is it the very best for discreet draw and fast draw? For me, Yes
    Best driving access? Yes
    Best retention? Yes
    Most comfortable except jacket pocket carry? Yes, for me it beats anything carried on my side or slapping my thigh in a pocket.

    Here are my mitigation steps: Not elimination of risk steps.
    My carry has a 12 pound trigger
    My holster has very snug retention and completely covers the trigger tightly.
    I always holster with my off hand tilting the holster away from me and look and feel it into the holster. No need to holster fast or blind.
    I will not carry a light triggered firearm AIWB. Light to me is under 10 pounds for AIWB.
    Inspect my holster regularly for any signs of fatigue cracks or hardware failures.
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    get it that many hate this method because I have been there.
    Phlster City Special? Have one for my JFrame. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Phlster City Special? Have one for my JFrame. Love it.

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    Yes, expensive, and worth every penny I paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doogie View Post
    <img src="https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/ticking.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Ticking" class="inlineimg" />

    Ok, so I have 2 or 3 holsters that are absolutely PERFECT for appendix in waist band carry......but I can't get it out of my mind that if I have a AD in this holster I am going to shoot my boys off........<img src="https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/aargh4.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Aargh4" class="inlineimg" />

    Am I crazy??

    No, your not crazy, if you have an AD in your holster, you probably will shoot your boys off.&#x1f622;

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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    I hated the idea for most of my carry life. Now, after searching for best gun and holster (for my personal comfort level) I carry a 642 AIWB more than any other handgun/holster combo although often have a second small gun as well.
    Here is my take on this: Does it involve added risk? Yes
    Is it the very best for discreet draw and fast draw? For me, Yes
    Best driving access? Yes
    Best retention? Yes
    Most comfortable except jacket pocket carry? Yes, for me it beats anything carried on my side or slapping my thigh in a pocket.

    Here are my mitigation steps: Not elimination of risk steps.
    My carry has a 12 pound trigger
    My holster has very snug retention and completely covers the trigger tightly.
    I always holster with my off hand tilting the holster away from me and look and feel it into the holster. No need to holster fast or blind.
    I will not carry a light triggered firearm AIWB. Light to me is under 10 pounds for AIWB.
    Inspect my holster regularly for any signs of fatigue cracks or hardware failures.
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    I get it that many hate this method because I have been there.
    Forester, is that a Flip Phone I see? Wow. It still works and everything??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Forester, is that a Flip Phone I see? Wow. It still works and everything??
    Ha, Yes, indeed,I refuse to be assimilated.
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    I carried my 10 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum AIWB. No junk issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I carried my 10 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum AIWB. No junk issues.
    Good thing this is a family oriented forum.
    Too many bad jokes came to mind.


    SIWB works for me, surprisingly. (AIWB crossdraw) S is for spleen.
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    While I do not enjoy. AIWB carry for comfort reasons I think it is safe for the carrier who is diligent in good safety practices. AIWB carry is distinguished by where you might shoot yourself not is you might. There are many cases of people shooting themselves in the leg when carrying other than AIWB. I read about one case when the holstered gun was at 3 o"clock and when negligent discharge happened the bullet traversed the thigh and severed the femoral artery, The person bled out before EMTs arrived. the ONLY way to be safe from a self afflicted wound is to exercise the best gan safety practices and not slip up by getting careless.
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